Philharmonie de Paris tickets 14 June 2024 - Lang Lang, Orchestre de Paris and Klaus Mäkelä |

Lang Lang, Orchestre de Paris and Klaus Mäkelä

Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France
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Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Paris, France
Starts at: 20:00
Conductor: Klaus Mäkelä
Piano: Lang Lang
Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris
Piano: Gina Alice Redlinger
Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Composer: Miroslav Srnka
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Miroslav Srnka: Superorganisms
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Symphony no. 10 in B minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no. 31 in D major, K297 (K300a) "Paris”
Camille Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux

In its way of organising the coalition of individual sounds and the orchestral collective, Srnka’s Superorganisms operates as an ode to orchestra itself; the demonstration of orchestral versatility being continued with Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn.

Saint-Saëns’ charming zoological fantasy The Carnival of the Animals both enchants and amuses, with the braying of the donkey, the elephant’s clumsiness, the magical ‘Aquarium’ and satirical virtuosity of the ‘Pianists’, the kings of the menagerie!

Still steeped in the spirit of the ‘masters’ Bach and Mozart, Symphony for Strings No. 10 is a stunning example of Mendelssohn’s art and talents, even in adolescence. Mozart was also young when he composed his Symphony No. 31, a work with a certain impetus and theatricality, clearly meant to be a crowd-pleaser in 1778 Paris, but without any sacrifice in Mozartian quality.

The special feature of this concert is the French premiere of a piece by Czech composer Miroslav Srnka, exploring the transcendence of the individual in the collective—a fascinating notion, whether the ‘superorganism’ is a bee colony or... a symphony orchestra. 

Venue Info

Philharmonie de Paris - Paris
Location   221 Avenue Jean Jaurès

The Philharmonie de Paris is a complex of concert halls in Paris, France. The buildings also house exhibition spaces and rehearsal rooms. The main buildings are all located in the Parc de la Villette at the northeastern edge of Paris in the 19th arrondissement. At the core of this set of spaces is the symphonic concert hall of 2,400 seats designed by Jean Nouvel and opened in January 2015. Its construction had been postponed for about twenty years to complete the current musical institution la Cité de la Musique designed by Christian de Portzamparc and opened since 1995. Mainly dedicated to symphonic concerts, the Philharmonie de Paris also present other forms of music such as jazz and world music.

Designed by Jean Nouvel, the Philharmonie 1 is an organic design with innovative forms rising like a hill within the Parc de la Villette. Aluminium panels in a basketweave design swirl tightly around the structure and contrast with the rest of its matte exterior. The exterior features the images of 340,000 birds etched into the surface in seven different shapes and four shades ranging from light grey to black to symbolize a grand take-off. The rooftop, 37 metres high, will be open to the public and will give visitors an expansive view of the city blending into the suburbs.

The building houses the site's largest concert hall, called the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez. The design of the auditorium follows the model pioneered by the Berlin Philharmonie to intensify the feeling of intimacy between the performers and their audience. Indeed, the auditorium adapted the way the 2400 seats are distributed, between the parterre, behind the stage and on floating balconies around the central stage. The farthest spectator is only 32 metres from the conductor (compared to 40 or 50 metres in most large symphony halls). The hall's enveloping configuration is designed to immerse the spectator in the music. Its walls are composed of moving panels designed to redirect the sound in multiple directions. These panels alternate with sound absorbing surfaces, specially treated to increase reflection and reverberation, the sound resonates throughout the vast acoustic volume (30,500 cubic metres).The tiers and parterre seating are retractable, offering an increased capacity of 3,650 people for events such as amplified concerts that require special configurations.

A number of spaces for use by musicians are situated around the hall, including dressing rooms but also rehearsal rooms. In all, the hall is encircled by five rehearsal rooms for various ensembles and ten chamber music studios. An entire section of the building is occupied by an 1,800-square-metre (19,000 sq ft) educational centre. With various rooms designed for collective practice, it will host workshop cycles for many groups. The site also boasts an 800-square-metre (8,600 sq ft) exhibition space, a conference hall and two restaurants.

Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Paris, France
Starts at: 20:00
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